NFPA Journal column explores firefighter staffing needs

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jun 5, 2013

Structural_ops_240Obviously, it's better to have more firefighters than you need at a fire than fewer, but how many are enough? Recently, NFPA Journal columnists Ben Klaene and Russ Sanders were part of a group the National Instutute of Standards and Technology brought together to evaluate crew size, alarm size, and vertical response mode in residential and high-rise structures, a major part of which involved determining how many firefighters were needed to safely carry out these tasks to reduce property loss and minimize injury and death to both firefighters and civilians. In their column "Resource Puzzle" in the latest issue of NFPA Journal, they discuss the study, which will be released next month.